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TeleHealth


OSU TeleHealth provides telemedicine, distance learning resources and services to physicians, students, residents, faculty and health care professionals involved in serving rural and underserved patients in Oklahoma.

OSU TeleHealth is one of the state’s largest telemedicine networks connecting health care providers to rural and underserved patients.

TeleHealth is a medical lifeline providing patients in non-metropolitan areas with access to specialty health care. 

The State of Oklahoma statute defines TeleHealth as the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data or exchange of medical education information by means of an interactive audio, video and data communications.

TeleHealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote health care services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can encompass remote non-clinical services such as provider training, administrative meetings and continuing medical education in addition to clinical services.

Telehealth services are currently provided in the following locations in Oklahoma:

  • Mobile Telemedicine Clinics such as a the Oklahoma State University MTC
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Health Centers and Clinics
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • TeleHealth Centers

Additional resources

TeleHealth services
  • Consultations
  • Didactics
  • Distance Learning
  • Grand Rounds
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Graduate Medical Education (OMECO)

Telemedicine services

  • Mobile Telemedicine Clinic (MTC)
  • Internal Medicine Specialty Services for HIV Patients
  • High-Risk Pregnancy Services

Additional services

  • Virtual telemedicine rooms on the OSU Telemedicine Bridge
  • Consultations on how to incorporate telemedicine and telehealth into an existing practice
  • Speakers for conferences and presentations
  • Training on telemedicine equipment and software
  • Mobile Telemedicine Clinic
  • Physician Telemedicine Cart

Current uses

  • Student, Resident, and Health care Worker Education
  • Diabetes Disease Management
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Internal Medicine, including HIV care and infectious disease
  • Medication Management
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Mental Health
  • Pulmonology
  • Stroke
  • Neonatal

 

William Pettit, D.O., M.A.
Provost, OSU Center for Health Sciences
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, OSU College Osteopathic Medicine
Assistant Dean of Rural Health
Professor of Family Medicine
918-561-8212 

Michael Ogle, D.O.
Director of Telemedicine Clinical Services
580-548-1777 

Tim Davis, M.S.
TeleHealth Manager
918-584-4377
tim.davis@okstate.edu

Chad Thompson
Mobile Telemedicine Clinic Specialist 
918-973-2423 
chad.thompson13@okstate.edu

Contact

Please contact OSU Center for Health Sciences TeleHealth Staff at 918-594-8160 or telemed@okstate.edu.